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Enumclaw High leads standings in all winter sports

By KEVIN HANSON
Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor
January 28, 2013 · 3:47 PM
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With the end of regular-season competition in sight, everywhere one looks the Enumclaw High Hornets are on top of the heap.

In some cases, it’s outright dominance and, in other situations, the battles continue to be waged with a final outcome still in doubt. But, for now, EHS teams sit atop the standings in every winter-season offering.

Leading the hit parade are the girls of the EHS gymnastics team and their coach Ben Skipworth, who know precious little about losing. The program started just two seasons ago and that squad placed second in the state meet, just a whisker away from the top spot. In year two, EHS claimed the state title and this year’s bunch hasn’t come close to tasting defeat.

Also a fixture on the state scene is the EHS wrestling team, which has won the past two Class 3A championships and four of the last five. It’s no surprise the Hornets are again occupying the top spot in the South Puget Sound League 3A standings. Coach Lee Reichert’s grapplers past a major nonleague test Saturday when they defeated the Tahoma Bears – the defending Class 4A state champs.

The EHS boys and girls basketball teams also have done their best to keep fans fired up. Through games of last week, the Hornet girls had won seven of eight league games to lead the pack, which the EHS boys were 6-2 and deadlocked for the top spot with Auburn Mountainview.

The school’s cheer crew, under the direction of Kim Westerberg, participated Saturday in state competition and came home with second-place honors. The team also finished second two years ago and was third last season.

 

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